Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor



Who will connect people to new cultures, exotic destinations, unique foods and with each other through cruise vacations?

Brian O’Connor has, what some might consider, a dream-job. He is head of communications for “The Love Boats” or more specifically Princess Cruises, the ocean-going co-star of the hit TV series that promised viewers romance and adventure on the high seas during its 10-year run (1977-1987).

O’Connor is accountable for brand and corporate communications leading the teams managing public relations, media relations, publicity, social media, community relations, protocol and special events (including new ship introductions) for the international premium cruise line. He drives global messaging for product and program launches and is responsible for issues management and crisis communications. He also oversees collaboration amongst the cruise lines’ public relations teams in the United Kingdom, Australia and throughout Asia.

In 2018, he was honored as “PR Professional of the Year” by the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter. He is a certified protocol officer and a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington.  

O’Connor lives and works in Palm Springs, California with his puppies Cooper and Jaxson.

Related Work

Vice President, Communications, Princess Cruises
B.A. 1991 Telecommunication

Subject Matter Areas of Expertise
  • Communications (Corporate External, Employee Internal, Executive)
  • Public Relations (Publicity)
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • Content Production
  • Sponsorships and Promotions
  • Special Events (Stadium Events, Ship Launches, Red Carpet Arrivals and Press Conferences)
  • Protocol & Diplomacy (Dignitary Visits, Ceremonies, Flags of Nations, Gift Giving, Business & Dining Etiquette)
  • Community Relations (Business and Charity)
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